Man posing as gangster Goru Bachcha tries to extort money, held

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2016 17:16 IST
The accused, identified as Sunil Kumar alias Sony (26) of Field Ganj, works for a labour contractor. (HT Photo)

The man, who made an extortion call to a city-based factory owner by posing as gangster Goru Bachcha on June 29, was arrested on Sunday.

The accused, identified as Sunil Kumar alias Sony (26) of Field Ganj, works for a labour contractor. Police also recovered mobile phone and SIM card used for making calls.

Complainant Narinder Bassi of Madhuban Enclave told police that the accused demanded Rs 5 lakh, and also threatened to kill him, if he failed to give him the money said Sandeep Garg, additional deputy commissioner of police (city-2). Police laid a trap and arrested the accused from Satguru Partap Singh Hospital on Sunday.

Accused confesses to crime

The accused told police that as he had worked in several factories, he had an idea about financial status of factory owners. After he read news about gangster Goru Bachcha in newspapers, he hatched a conspiracy to extort money said the ADCP. He procured a SIM card on forge identity and made extortion call to Bhatti.

A case has been registered against Sony for putting person in fear of death, in order to commit extortion at Focal Point police station.

Threatens Bhatti

Bhatti told police that when he asked the accused who Goru Bachcha was, the caller referred to the newspapers of last month and told him that he had murdered many people, and will kill him too said the ADCP. Police have been investigating to know whether the accused has any links with Goru Bachcha.

Gangster Bachcha is facing trial in 20 cases, including murder, extortion, loot and rape. He was in news after he killed auto driver Vikrant Kumar in Dugri, and attacked his friend-turned-foe, Johny Lamba. His links with a leader of Student Organisation of India (SOI) were exposed recently. The leader, Jeevan Sekha, who is district chief of SOI, was arrested for sheltering Goru Bachcha.

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